Adults & Kids Summer Concert Series Schedules

Below is the schedule for the special free Wednesday night Children’s Summer Concert Series presented by downtown Bethel merchants, Bethel Chamber of Commerce and Ultra Violet Productions. Scroll down for the schedule from the Town of Bethel for the Sunday nights free Summer Concert Series for adults on the green at the Municipal Center.

Ultra Violet Productions, Bethel Downtown Merchants &

Bethel Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a

FREE Kid’s Summer Concert Series

Who? Kids & families

What? Puppet shows, kid’s karaoke, music, dance & more!

Where? The green at P.T. Barnum Square, Depot St, Bethel

When? Wednesday nights, 5-7pm, July 6 – August 10

Why? Enjoy fun family entertainment geared towards kids, support your local downtown merchants and have a fun night out with family & friends!

Need-to-Know Info: Bring a blanket and/or chairs, bring money for vendors set up on the green, the square will be roped off, however parents must stay with their children; this is not a drop-off event.

Schedule of entertainment is as follows:

July 6: “Summer Safari” sponsored by Private Studio Fitness & Brennan Purdy State Farm Insurance

July 13:  “Rock-n-Roll Summer Jam” with special guest Will Michael, sponsored by O’Neil’s & American Pride

July 20: “Water Wonderland” sponsored by Famous Pizza

July 27:”Adventures in Space” sponsored by The Toy Room

August 3: “Country Western Hoedown” sponsored by Marisol’s Consignment & Jacqueline’s Bakery & Restaurant

August 10: “Island Adventures” with special guest Will Michael, sponsored by The Purple Zebra & Dilillo Realty

For more information call Wendy Mitchell at Ultra Violet Productions at 203-826-7194 or email

Bethel Summer Concert Schedule – 2011

Thank you for joining us for our FIFTEENTH consecutive Summer Concert Season. A very warm thank you to all our sponsors. CJH Municipal Center Lawn  Free and Open to the Public. With Support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. Bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Picnics, and the family. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the gym. For your convenience, restrooms are available inside the CJH Municipal Center.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. J & B Band
Bethel’s own master of enthusiasm, Billy Michael opens the Concert Series with his unique mix of eclectic music, talented vocals, and hometown stories.
Sponsored by Belardinelli Tire Company, Smitty’s Auto Body, and First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. The Kerry Boys
Expect a wonderful evening of infectious humor and rousing Irish music with The Kerry Boys performing. Mark James, originally from County Kerry, Ireland, teams with Pierce Campbell, Connecticut State Troubadour for 2007 and 2008, to present familiar, traditional ballads along with original selections.
Sponsored by Selectman Richard Straiton, Newtown Savings Bank, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.  Riverboat Ramblers
Come hear New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, Cajun, calypso, zydeco, and swing all in one evening of amazing entertainment. The resumes of these performers reflect music degrees from outstanding schools along with experience touring with big bands and performing with renowned orchestras.
Sponsored by Attorney Daniel O’Grady, State Representative David Scribner, K-Man Glass, Heitcamp, Inc., and The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. Phil LoPresti Jr. Clark Eno Orchestra
Enjoy a wonderful evening with the “Big Band” sound of the Clark Eno Orchestra featuring the talented Phil LoPresti Jr. as vocalist. Close your eyes, go back in time, and experience the mellow sounds of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin.
Graciously donated by LoPresti & Sons Carting.

Sunday, August 7, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.  Mental Health
A local band formed in the 1980’s, Mental Health has roots deeply imbedded in the bluesy rock ‘n roll sounds of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Founder and leader Richard Madwid on vocals and guitar is joined by Jon Condie, vocalist/guitarist; Tony DeCamillo, bassist; Scott Roland, drummer; and John Francese, keyboard player.
Sponsored by State Representative Dan Carter and Caraluzzi’s Bethel Food Market and Nutmeg Discount Liquor.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. Kenny Lee Band
A pleasing selection of “oldies and goodies” from the ’40’s and ’50’s provides an evening of easy listening. Relax and sing along to the familiar tunes that are part of our musical history. Dating back to 1955, this 5 piece local group is known for smooth rhythms and pleasant harmonies.
Sponsored by Friends of Seniors, State Senator Michael McLachlan, Old Heidelberg German Restaurant, and Selectman Paul Szatkowski.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.The Mike James Band
Country music comes to the Gazebo with The Mike James Band. Bethel resident Mike James performs with Brenton Vaughan, Connor Andres, and Donny Pierro. The Band will present an enjoyable mix of Vintage Country (including songs by Hank Williams and Roger Miller), Classic Country (Willie Nelson and Wayland Jennings), and some Modern Country.
Sponsored by State Senator Toni Boucher, R. E. Lawlor Graphics and Printing, Savings Bank of Danbury, and Boylan Chiropractic.

Sunday, August 28, 2011—6:00 p.m. Hot Cat Jazz Band
The last concert of the season brings a first-time visit from Ross Tucker’s Hot Cat Jazz Band. Six instrumentalists – trumpet, clarinet/tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar/banjo, bass and drums – perform swing standards of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington; Big Band hits of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey; Dixieland and New Orleans selections along with Popular Songs from the 1920’s.
Sponsored by The Bethel Republican Town Committee, Union Savings Bank, and R. T. Vanderbilt Co., Inc.




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